17. August 2020
Simplicity meets elegance where thatched roofs, broad-slat wood flooring, and clean-lined furniture create a stylish seaside haven. The sweet brainchild of hotelier Carlos Couturier, the resort focuses on effortless elegance and a fusion with nature
Step back in time at Azúcar to a place of breathtaking natural beauty as you saunter through the 20 low-lying whitewashed palapas (bungalows), each with a thatched roof and an intimate terrace overlooking the stunning Gulf of Mexico. Just one look at the blues of the sky and sea, and guests are overcome by an atmosphere that is airy, breezy, and easy. With its curved walls and spare white-on-white interiors that are simple to the extreme, Azúcar, which is named for the sugarcane grown in its Mexican home state of Veracruz, possesses the kind of authentic style that both hearkens to the past and fulfills the modern traveler’s style demands. The restaurant features the freshest of Gulf seafood served in a sugary-white environment. It’s a simple recipe for luxury, but it works wonders on world-weary souls. At Azúcar, where each bungalow is named after a Veracruz sugar mill, a locally-made hammock stretches across every private patio, inviting guests to swing away beneath the palms as the Gulf breezes blow. Public spaces are largely open-air, like the relaxing biblioteca (library) where guests can lounge in wicker chairs or on pink pillows under jug lamps hanging from an open thatched ceiling, or an outdoor spa that features a yoga space and a wide array of holistic spa services. The sweet brainchild of hotelier Carlos Couturier, the resort focuses on effortless elegance and a fusion with nature. ‘I see my hotel as an ecological, organic project. I wanted to recuperate a lifestyle gone by and give guests the pleasures of simple things,’ says Couturier, mentioning that the chairs found in each bungalow are reproductions of those his grandparents had on their ranch.
Images: Courtesy of the Hotel